Returning

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Back to school celebration cakes. We have duyvkens in years 10, 6, 4, 3 and kindy this year. Just the littlest duckling at home with me during the days this year. Which will be fun. It also starts to open up some opportunities, well it opens just a very small crack of the door to the room holding the opportunities but that's something.
So what will I do? Which opportunity should I pursue? Do I have the confidence to pursue much of anything? These are big questions that are hard to answer but my beautiful friend, Megan, who writes the blog The Scent of Water and is doing postgrad studies in Psychology, has written a cracker of a post to help answer those questions. She's a wonder. Living with Purpose.
Thank you Megan.
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Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Heart full.
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Slowly, Slowly a New Month Begins

Monday, February 01, 2016

Peeking through the cracks and framing this year. I hope you are well, wherever you are, dear Reader.

Emerald Beach

Sunday, January 17, 2016



Late in the day, after the rain, when the surfers were gone, they reclaimed the beach. It was so beautiful to see them on the sand and then disappearing into rocks that are exactly the same shades and tones as they are. Eastern greys is the perfect name for them and for the day. Such a blissful way to bring our road trip to an end.

Into the Blue

Saturday, January 16, 2016




Forward Planning

Monday, January 11, 2016

How clever of us to have had a baby 15 years ago to help look after this little one.
We are road tripping up the east coast and having the most amazing time. We may never go home.
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Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Heart full.
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Sky

Friday, January 08, 2016


 Boomerang Beach on a near perfect day. The surf was rough but we didn't venture far. The wind was fierce but warm and the clouds were spectacular. Bliss.

Making

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

There goes the neighbourhood.

Good Morning

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Eating muesli made by a neighbour and watching the rain.

Epiphany - almost


Christmas is all packed away for another year. It is a beautiful time of year and I love getting the house all set up but after a month I am ready to pack it all away again. The little duckling was very disappointed to wake up and find the Christmas tree was gone. Poor little love.

The Weather

Monday, January 04, 2016

It's raining, it's pouring, I washed the sheets this morning.

Idylling

Friday, January 01, 2016


'Start as you mean to continue' was something my nan used to say. Mostly it referred to not setting an expectation that you couldn't continue but I also like to think of it being a way to set an intention. Consciously but gently choosing one's own path. In that spirit we spent today hanging out in the backyard with family and friends. Swimming, chatting, cooking, baking and eating. The sun was high when we started and the stars were out when we finished. It was a beautiful way to begin the year.
Idylling.
Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Heart full.

Ringing in the New Year with Ice Cream

2015 was a shining, bright and beautiful year. I don't know if there will ever be another one quite like it. However they come I hope there are many more ahead of me
Happy New Year to you, dear Reader. May 2016 be filled with abundance, joy, peace and adventure.

Bubbles and Badminton

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Backyard bliss.

Traditions

Monday, December 28, 2015

I am not sure when it started but it has become a tradition for us to play Wayward Son by Kansas loudly as we drive home from Christmas mass. How did it begin? I have no idea. Does it make it feel like Christmas? Absolutely.
This year we added a couple of new cocktails to our 'things we can make' list. An elderflower martini and a whiskey sour. They were both delicious, although I am more of a martini girl than a whiskey drinker. Hopefully, new cocktails will also become a Christmas tradition.

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